How to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

Have you ever been caught with a corked bottle of wine and no corkscrew? Corked wine bottles are like impenetrable fortresses. It’s difficult to get the cork out without pushing the cork into the wine bottle or getting pieces of cork into the wine. Fortunately for you, there are some tried and true ways to easily remove a cork from a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, and there is even a way to make your own corkscrew from household items.

Hammer Time

One way to solve the issue of not having a corkscrew is to make one yourself. This process is so incredibly simple, you’ll probably never feel the need to buy a corkscrew again. Grab a screw, a screwdriver, and a hammer. Screw the screw into the cork, making sure to leave some of it out of the cork. Fasten the teeth of the hammer to the screw, and then pull the cork out. This is a sure way to open your bottle of wine quickly and easily.

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Working for Your Wine

If you don’t have the items you need to make your own corkscrew, there are other methods you can try to get the cork out. Keep in mind that these alternative methods are not guaranteed to work, and some of them will leave the cork or pieces of it floating in your wine. You can take the cork out with your keys or a sharp knife. You can heat the bottle with a blowtorch to force the cork out of the bottle. You can even smack the cork out of a bottle of wine with a shoe or the wall!

DIY Wine Connoisseur

Some of these methods sound absolutely wild – like science experiments. However, there is a chance for any of them to work for you. The best and most efficient way of opening your bottle of wine is with the homemade corkscrew, but don’t discount the other methods if you are in a pinch.


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